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No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop This New FIREFLY Fan Film

It doesn’t seem like Joss Whedon’s Firefly will be rebooted in this galaxy anytime soon, but if you’re craving more of that world, Loot Crate has you covered. The subscription service that delivers geeky merchandise to thousands of people every month just released The Verse, a 16 minute short film set in the world of Firefly. Shiny!

The fan-made film features a new crew on a Serenity-esque transport ship called Overland, and the dialogue and tone feel as familiar as a cozy blanket. Even though they have different names, the members of the crew are clearly based on their counterparts on Serenity. The humor and delivery of lines is close to something you’d see in the television series, and in this case, it works.

See for yourself – feel free to put on your most cunning Jayne hat and sing the Firefly theme song before pressing play:

The Verse was written for fans and by fans. Quantum Mechanix even helped make models and provided screen accurate props to make the space-western environment look as authentic as possible. They nailed it because all I want to do after watching the short is to sit on my couch and marathon Firefly. Again.

The short stars Ryan Caldwell (Bret Hunter), Jennifer Wenger (Caroline Stack), Zack Finfrock (Rusty Duvall), Peter Weidman (Travis Sandspur), Tybee Diskin (Maribelle Crawford), Alex Marshall-Brown (Annie Whitehall), Ewan Chung (Jon Zhou), and Vic Mignogna (Commodore Woodruff). It was produced and directed by Julian Higgins.

What do you think of The Verse? Share your opinion in the comments.

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  1. Darren Malin says:

    Shiny πŸ™‚

  2. Stijn says:

    awesome, i want more of that πŸ™‚

  3. Would have preferred it Mignogna wasn’t in it

  4. pb8810 says:

    Darn right, the right flavor that, right attitude. Fine job all the way around.

  5. Linda says:

    Absolutely, freaking awesome!  You guys nailed it.

  6. Mieke says:

    Absolutely nailed it. Definitely time for a marathon rewatch of the original. How do we get them to make more of these?

  7. Doli says:

    I’d watch another…

  8. MTryall says:

    “We got a reputation around here best left behind.” felt like a line that could have been lifted from the original show. Great piece of fan work.

  9. Maciecakes says:

    Loved this! Please let some nerdy tv exec see this and make it a thing!

  10. Maybe Fox would be smart this time around.

  11. This was good, I could get into this especially as a Browncoat…

  12. k1ddkanuck says:

    Ya I enjoyed this. Would love something regular to be made out it- how great would it be for The Verse to cameo some of the original Firefly cast in an episode?!

  13. Dave Burnham says:

    Most enjoyable.  This is simple proof that the ‘Verse can host more than one crew. Well done!

  14. Food Nerd says:

    Please please please let this become a thing!  Love the new crew dynamic, and that they didn’t follow firefly to an exact. Browncoats live on!

  15. T says:


    -The title. 

  16. Fio says:

    “To be fair, you’re worth more alive than dead. To be unfair, I hate you.” That cracked me up. These characters are promising, and while it definitely teetered towards cheesy at times, I still found it fun and engaging. I’d love to see more! 

  17. Lynda says:

    WOW!! That was hella fun! I hope like heck they make some more. πŸ˜€

  18. Zalpha says:

    Gorram awesome.

  19. Paul says:

    SHINY. Ill take some more please!

  20. Russ_Linton says:

    Looked great but perhaps trying a bit too hard to mimic the real deal – always going to come up short in that case. Maybe a fresh take on the ‘Verse and I’d be hooked.

  21. enjoyed this short…….melancholy for firefly.  hope to see more in the near future.

  22. NotSteve says:

    I enjoyed this, and would definitely watch it regularly should it be expanded upon!

  23. MST3Kimber says:

    I actually really enjoyed this. I really hope they decide to make more, or even a monthly series of shorts. Just GIMME GORRAM IT! 

  24. Kerensa says:

    Cringy, but now all I want to do is watch the series over and over and over again.

  25. Simon Bray says:

    Really fun, with a great Firefly flavour, cool visuals and characters to build on. Left me wanting more, with stronger writing this could satisfy my cravings.

  26. Nik says:

    Vic Mignogna in the show automatically vetoes it for me. I’ve have several interactions with the man and none of them have been pleasant. He’s the reason I couldn’t enjoy the fan-made Star Trek series either.

  27. Jerry Delventhal says:

    Not bad, they need to keep them coming.

  28. Anthony Galletta says:


  29. Nathon says:

    This was awesome, I wish there would be a firefly reboot!!!

  30. I’d love to see the verse as a series. they really need to do more of these.